Margot Homan Biography
Queen Beatrix unveils Marga Klompé’s sculpture by Margot Homan in Tilburg University
Samenvatting van het openingswoord van de tentoonstelling L’Immagine del cuore Slot Zeist:
Andrea Perugini | Ambassador of Italy to The Kingdom of The Netherlands
“I have been touched by the works of Margot Homan, which I saw on the occasion of the inauguration of the Exhibition “Image of the Heart” in Zeist on Oct 9 2016.Her sculptures have the power of expression and inspire positive feelings. Beauty and emotion reach inside you and reveal the inner effort by the artist to communicate, to reach out and appease the heart. Motion blends with emotion, imagination with reality, impression with expression. It is a constant strive for perfection. But, what is perfection if not a very subjective notion? The sculptures of Margot Homan express the need for deeper soul searching of one’s self through the exploration of beauty. Is perfection pursued but never attained ? After all, the search for perfection is already in itself a form of perfection. Margot Homan’s perfection has no borders, no time nor space dimension, it is an all comprising beauty which strikes at first sight and after which there is no turning back.”
On the occasion of this exhibition a catalog has been designed. More information is available on this page.
Margot Homan was born in Oss (Netherlands), educated at the Tilburg Academy of Art (Netherlands), where it was strictly forbidden to her to work in a figurative style. Directly after graduating she followed her artistic vocation, and started to develop her own figurative style, while part-time teaching at the Markendaal Academy (Breda)
Since 1984 she decided to follow her artistic passion fulltime. Margot Homan lives and works in Tilburg (Netherlands) and in Pietrasanta (Italy). In Italy where she casts her bronzes
for the excellent qualities of the foundries they offer and finds the marble for her sculptures. Since 1984 her work is exhibited in the Netherlands and abroad, beside several musea exhibitions. She has been shown at important fairs like TEFAF Maastricht, PAN Amsterdam and Olympia London Art Fair and Contemporary Art fair London, Tokyo Art Fair. You can find her sculptures at several public places like in Amsterdam and in Tilburg a 7 ton heavy marble sculpture.
Her sculptures and drawings are represented in many private and public collections in the Netherlands and abroad like: ING collection, Heijmans collection, The Hague – Houses of parliament, van de Ende collection. Collection Benetton and Barilla Italy. She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS) since 2011.
l’IMMAGINE del CUORE – (“The Heart’s Image”), a statement
Of course an artistic statement can never be final, but it will always be more like a positioning towards one’s ideals. (Looking over the quiet panorama of the works I made during my career I can see that clearly: always the same and simultaneously always different.)
For me Art in itself is an inexhaustible fountain of man-made beauty, as much a testament of the past as it is a living resource of eternal ideas today. In this humanistic sense all my creative work –in style and theme – tends towards the conditions of harmony and balance. And when in my mind an artistic concept ripens, it grows and grows intuitively into a crystal-clear and transparent fact: L’Immagine del Cuore (The Image of the Heart”).
But then, materializing this Image, everything, from its contours to its smallest details, must breathe the same clarity in an inspired relation to each part of the harmonious whole.
For that I seek for an expression that transcends the limits of anatomy, and stretching this physical reality into this my artistic concept, which is not linked to a specific individual (a model) but to “man” in a universal sense. So are the quotidian problems of the World not resolved in my sculptures, but I try to balance them, and I aspire to express the human struggle on one hand and the wisdom of acceptance and inner consolation on the other.